ORANGE (CBSLA.com) — Police are looking for a 35-year-old woman suspected in the fatal shooting of another woman neighbors describe as her life partner at an Orange apartment complex Thursday.
Jessica Gonzalez, described as 5’5″ and approximately 90 lbs., is considered armed and dangerous.
Investigators believe she was involved in the shooting, reported in the 2000 block of E. Palmyra Ave. at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Orange Police Department officers responded to the scene, where they found 44-year-old Jennifer Roberta Solorio suffering from gunshot wounds on the sidewalk near the apartment complex.
Solorio was transported to a trauma center by Orange Fire Department Paramedics. She later died at the hospital.
Orange police say the suspect fled the scene on foot and was last seen wearing black sweatpants and a black long sleeve shirt.
Investigators say Gonzalez and Solorio knew each other but would not yet confirm the extent of their relationship or what led to the shooting.
Neighbors said their relationship was volatile and that the women had frequent fights that ended only when police arrived.
Edgar Lopez said he was approached by one of the women just before shots were fired.
“She came over and she was telling us what the problem was,” Lopez told KCAL9’s Stacey Butler.
He said the victim and suspect had been together for 13 years and that the victim had been accused of cheating.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Scott Trausch at 714-936-1204.
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